A FREE family-oriented musical walkabout

Saturday, September 15, 2018, Gilroy, CA

The 2018 5th Annual Porchfest Gilroy event has come to a close and a good time was had by all! Sixteen groups performed on thirteen porches along Hanna Street, providing music styles from blues, jazz, rock, pop, ukulele, folk, bluegrass and everything in between. The moderate temperatures were a welcomed plus this year and added to the enjoyment of the musicians and Porchfest goers.

Of course none of this would have been possible without our generous Porch Hosts and Musicians! Porch Hosts spent time sprucing up their porches and yards and welcomed the musicians with open arms. The Musicians gave up a Saturday afternoon and donated their time and talents to entertain a diverse group of folks, young and old. A BIG THANK YOU to you all.

We also need to thank our sponsors: South Valley Symphony, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Gilroy Downtown Business Association, a registered 501(c)(3), and V.F.W. Post #6309. Their support was very much appreciated along with services provided by the Gilroy Dispatch, GMH Today, South Valley Life, The Printing Spot, JaM Web Designs and Gilroy Life.

We look forward to seeing everyone in 2019 for the 6th Annual Porchfest Gilroy!


2018 Musician Line-up

  • Classic Echoes (rock band)
  • Trainwreck (rock band)
  • Dan Beck Band (blend of jazz & blues)
  • Tom Drake (rock, pop, soul, blues)
  • Cook’NFenny Duo (folk, blues, country)
  • Cowboy Gil (folk, pop, country, Mexican)
  • Mad Adore (rock)
  • Firehouse Dogs (electric blues)
  • Wrench (punk rock)
  • B & G Band (eclectic rock, oldies)
  • Gilroy Ukulele Jam (folk, traditional)
  • Blue Jazz (diverse jazz)
  • Pamela Scholz Harpist (classical to pop rock)
  • Bluer than Blue (bluegrass, country/western, pop)
  • Behind the Barn (country)
  • Garlic City Jazz (Bop, Bebop, Jazz)

(signups as of 7/19/2018)

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